About our Troop
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
Robert Baden-Powell

BSA troop 442 has been developing youth leadership skills for over four decades. Our mission is to give back to our community and provide useful life skills to our scouts. We routinely participate in community service projects and organize camping opportunities. These allow us to help scouts progress through rank advancements while having fun.

Some of the outings that we have organized in the past include:
- Cave Exploration
- Canoeing
- Skiing
- White water rafting
- Iron oaks high-ropes course
- Rock wall climbing

Every summer, our troop heads to Twin Lake, Michigan for our yearly summer camp. We go to Gerber Scout Reservation for 7 days. During that time, the scouts work on BSA merit badges, rank advancements, and other activities that teach leadership skills, or simply have fun.



Our troop meets twice a month at the Tinley Park community church. We work on rank advancements, plan outing, and more.
We try to plan a campout every month. Some of the places that we've camped at include Starved Rock, Kankakee River State Park, and the Great Lakes Naval Base, just to name a few.
Service Projects
BSA 442 participated in community service projects often. Some of these projects or organized by scouts to fulfill rank requirements, including the infamous Eagle Scout projects.
Charter Events
The Tinley Park community church has been our charter organization for over 40 years, and we try to give back by helping maintain their landscape, holding flag retirement ceremonies, and more.
Court of Honor
Each year after our summer camp, we hold a 'Court of Honor' to celebrate the merit badges earned by scouts, as well as rank advancements and other achievements.
Day Outings
Day events held by our troop include activities such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more. We also sometimes participate in community gatherings and parades.
Journey to Eagle
The Eagle Scout award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank. This represents more than 2.25 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912.